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Local elections 2016

People in Newcastle, Gateshead, South Tyneside, North Tyneside, Sunderland, Gateshead, Hartlepool, Craven and Harrogate heading to the polls. Councillors in some wards in each council are up for election. Follow and find all the results here throughout the night.

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South Tyneside Council: Labour HOLD

Labour has taken all 18 seats up for grabs this time on South Tyneside Council.

Three new faces joined the Council.

These were:

**Joan Margaret Keegan who was elected as the new Labour councillor for the Monkton ward.

**Liz McHugh who represents Labour in the Hebburn North ward

**Labour Councillor David Townsley who takes over from Conservative Councillor Jeff Milburn in the Cleadon and East Boldon ward.

The new political make-up of the Council is:

Labour - 53

Independent – Putting People First party - 1

  • The overall turnout was 33.8 per cent, compared to 58.8 per cent in 2015
  • 38835 votes were cast out of a total electorate of 114981.

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